Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/183586
Authors: 
Bossler, Mario
Gürtzgen, Nicole
Lochner, Benjamin
Betzl, Ute
Feist, Lisa
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
FAU Discussion Papers in Economics 13/2018
Abstract: 
In this article, we analyze the effects of the introduction of the German minimum wage using difference-in-differences estimations applied to the IAB Establishment Panel. The treatment effects on the treated establishments show a slight reduction in the employers' expected development of business volume. When we analyze the effects of the minimum wage on the net sales of intermediates and wages costs, we observe a reduction, which is fully explained by the increase in wage costs induced by the minimum wage. The results do not point to effects on establishment-level productivity or capital investments. Looking at investments in human capital, we do not observe any effects on apprenticeship offers or the placement of apprentices. If anything, the results point at a slight reduction in the provision of further training.
Subjects: 
Minimum Wage
Business Expectations
Profitability
Training
JEL: 
C23
J38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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